Thursday, December 31, 2009

Finally all my winnings and some other cool stuff!

I started getting into blogging and giveaways about 1 1/2 months ago. Here are my winnings so far!!!!
1. Flat cards, stickers and the most adorable felt reindeer ornament. All from Jennifer at and this is her Etsy store- and this is her Ebay store-
I only won the flat cards, but she included reindeer/snowman stickers and the great ornament. I was so thrilled to have won such a well made and generous prize!!! Jennifer is a very sweet lady!

2. $50.00 from Betty at Dejaroom. I ordered 4 personalized ornaments and a personalized mug. When they came, she had included a personalized ornament for me, and everything looked so well made. I loved everything. Betty was easy to work with and super fast!!
Here is her blog/store-
These are the ornaments, one for each of the kids and one for me. Rebecca, Nick, Alex, Jill and Tater. The mug is white with Dad on it in camo colors. Jim loves it!

3. I won a Norah James Design t-shirt of my choice from Celeste on her blog-

This is Tina's shop- I picked out this one for Tater, it's on back order, should be on it's way soon.

Celeste is so nice and I love her blog, you should become a follower!

4. I won a felt coffee cozy from Audrey's blog- Here is the giveaway I won-

I picked the blue felt with yellow star. I received it fast, and she included the cutest barrettes- holly leaves with berries. Here is her store, there is a scrap of a pic of my cozy in the holiday cozy pic-

My daughter loves the barrettes and they stay on great!

5. I won a super cute Blabla "Gigi" doll from Priscila at Little Miss Heirlooms. She is such a sweet lady! And don't forget to vote for her! My daughter can't wait to get this doll, she is super excited that I won! She seems to be getting as much stuff as I am from winning :)

6. This is my latest, I won handknitted oh so pretty fingerless gloves from Lory at

Here is the giveaway and the pretty gloves-

Sharon has beautiful items, you should check out her shop-

I can't wait to get these!!!!

Here are some things I've gotten from swaps and raffles-

The first is from NILMDTS fundraiser on Hyena Cart. I offered up a semi custom tutu and it went all the way to England! I bought a raffle ticket for this and won!! It's a busy book and 6 ISpy blocks from Kelly at Puddle and Pockets on Hyena Cart. I can't find a pic on her site, so will add one later. Tater got the book for his bday and the blocks for Christmas. They are great and so well made!

I was involved in a 12 days of Christmas swap on Hyena. My partner was Lyndsay and she gave me some really nice and thoughtful gifts! My final gift was 6 products from her store Munkies Goop in my fav scent White Tea. You should check her out-

She gave me the coolest bookmark! I love True Blood!!

I received a buttfreckle!! I got my 3 oldest kids one each for Christmas. Check out the Buttfreckle store on Etsy-

My oldest son's is shown- Road Rash- he just got his driving permit, I thought it was appropriate...ha-ha!

Here is mine aka Prinkly-

She gave me a great scarf, but it just wasn't my colors. I contacted the store and the nicest lady ever told me I could exchange!!!
Sally from Redux4u is so sweet and makes wonderful, knitted items, journals, and more!
Here is what I am getting- It's so pretty, I don't have anything in those colors, but that gives me a reason to go shopping, hooray!

It was a great swap! Can't wait until next year!!!

Great giveaway, beautiful afghan

Monday, December 28, 2009

Ugh...things don't always go the way we want them to!

Things did not go according to plans today, so I didn't get a chance to post links and pics.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas, birthday, leftovers and more winnings!

I will talk all about these things tomorrow. I will have pics and links to all my winnings. I won another one this morning. A Blabla "Gigi" giraffe doll, and my daughter is soooo excited.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas.
I will also start tutu tutorials, and links to coooool blogs and giveaways, in the new year.
If you don't shop Etsy, it's time to start.
I'm going to start sewing more, and will need help, and will offer help. Also more baking...I can't wait for the new year.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

May everyone have a wonderful and memorable Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas is right around the corner and my youngest will be 2!

I know I was going to post all my winnings, but that will have to wait until after Christmas.
My youngest, Tater, will be turning 2 tomorrow. Where has the time gone? It's a bittersweet time for me, he's my last brings tears to my eyes. He's growing so fast, and he is the smartest little thing.
I wish everyone a wonderful, peaceful Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Got my giveaway stuff!!!

I will post tomorrow all the great things I received. Each person included a little extra....I am beyond amazed.
I'll add everything I've received from my Secret Santa!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Another winner! Day #1 and 2 from my Secret Santa

I just found out I won another blog giveaway!!!! It's a pocket travel game from Grow Smart Games on Etsy. It's 5 games on an o-ring with a dry erase marker. My kids are going to love it.

I opened my day #2 gift from my Secret Santa- it was a stretch headband in blue paisley print. My daughter spied it as soon as she woke up, and I do believe she's claimed it.

I just realized I didn't blog about day #1- It's a cute snowman ornament with a knit hat/scarf. It's really cute!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Xmas tree, barrettes and advent garland

Here is our little Christmas tree, it's the smallest ever. It's kinda Charlie Brown, but I like it.

I bought the cutest buttons on Etsy and made them into bobby pin barrettes.

The advent calendar garland thrills the kids. I'm glad I made it. Next year I'm going to upgrade, our markers were not the best. I used crayons and markers for this one. I add candy, toys, ornaments, etc. It's a bunch of fun.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mama's Holiday Wish List Meme!

Mama’s Holiday Wish List MemeTodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.
1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year? charm bracelet, cat necklace, Fat Baby boots, better money management and getting a new car!
2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? Anything my kids make for me.
3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? knitting scarves and ornaments
4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? my baby blue cloud bike
5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? what's not on their lists???
6. What is your favorite holiday food? ham and breakfast casserole, and I can't forget cookies!
7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? towels, cards, tags, pillows, tooth fairy pillow, sheet and blanket.
8. What is your favorite holiday movie? White Christmas
9. Favorite holiday song? Deck the Halls
0. Favorite holiday pastime? Cookie swaps and my MOMS club party!! And watching the kids open presents.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Here is what I won!!!

I entered this on, it was for $50.00 from Dejaroom. Here is what she offers, really neat stuff-
I am getting 4 personalized clear ornaments, with the kids names. And a personalized mug for Dad. We worked out all the details, and I should have it sometime next week.
Wow, I never thought I'd win anything, I'm so thrilled.
I am doing a 12 days of Christmas shop on Hyena Forums, and I got my box with all the gifts. I don't know how I'm going to keep from unwrapping stuff. How tempting.
I hope my partner likes her stuff. It was fun buying gifts for someone and sending it off. My favorite swap by far!!!
Tomorrow night, it's the MOMS Club Xmas party. I made red wine Sangria and I'm taking Muddy Buddies. Chex cereal with peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar. I am super duper excited, I need a night out!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I won another!!!

Tell you about it tomorrow!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Holy Cow!! I won 2 things today!

I won a giveaway on this cute blog-The Sassy Pack Rat. I won some great Christmas themed flat cards!!
And I won a pink cookie (real cookies) themed something on CDN.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Tree is UP!

We got it yesterday at an amazing tree farm, Eagle Evergreens. It was cold and windy, so we picked FAST. Since the living room is small, and the wood stove is in, a skinny tree was the ticket. All of us are fat tree lovers, but compromised this year. It's a little Charlie Brown, but has lots of character. Only half the ornaments went on, and two strands of lights was all it took.
I'm hunting high and low for 2 tractor ornaments that Tater and I bought. Every year we get a new ornament, and Tater got to choose this year. Of course-tractors. I caved and let him get 2...oops!
Last year, I received 2 cloth diaper ornaments from Rayne Catchers diapers. Tootsie Rolls and Sugar Babies, boy are they cute. They go at the bottom of the tree, Tater can't damage those.
Man, is he a toucher...not once, twice or even three times, he's gotta get a handful of touches in. Ornery little bugger.
Hope your weekend was lovely!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Saturday and our first snow

I woke up to light snow, no sticking. Now at 1130, it's getting heavier and sticking. The kids are thrilled.
It will be so pretty when we go and pick out the Christmas tree tomorrow.
Everyone is finally feeling better, HOORAY!
I made cinnamon rolls this morning, the kids couldn't get enough.
I got together the kid's teachers presents, all WAHM products. They picked what they liked best, and gave each teacher one of their bookmarks. Care Bears and Spiderman. The soap and lotion came from Buff Organics on Hyena Cart. They smelled marvelous. Here is where you can find her, sweet mom and nice products- and here-
Finishing the Christmas cards is a priority!
The mailman should bring lots of boxes today, maybe Jim won't be home from hunting yet, so I don't have to hide them from him. Bad Me!!!

If you want great caramals and wonderful customer service, try Calabasas Candy Co. on Etsy. Super duper experience!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Calmer day and busy, busy, busy!

Mad Man (my 9 yr. old son) woke up yesterday with pink eye. We went to the Drs. and got drops. He had to miss school yesterday and today. Things just go around and around.
Pickle is lookin' good, hardly bruised and the stitches come out on Monday.
Stinky (my 5 yr. old daughter) had Daisies last night, she loves it. They do the cutest things. Next meeting they are going caroling.
Tater is trying so hard with the potty training...he just refuses to go #2 on the potty. I love the potty training, I got to buy lots of cloth trainers.
I'm going to make Tuxedo Brownie HUGS cookies for the MOMS club cookie swap. I can't wait to get all those yummy cookies.
Next Thursday is the MOMS club Xmas party. I'm taking Mini Citrusy cakes and Red wine Sangria. My gift is all WAHM products and a Chico Vita bag. Lucky mom that gets it!!!
2 days in a row of blogging...what next, a whole week :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Trying to blog once a month...yikes!

I'm following lots of blogs, how fun! I love entering the giveaways and reading all the interesting info.
Tater will be 2 this Christmas Eve, I just can't believe it. My baby is gonna be 2.
My oldest, Pickle, he's 16 and a junior at our Vo-Tech. He got straight A's!!!!!!!!!!
Yesterday, he fell at school, lost consciousness and cut his eyelid. We were at the ER for 3 hours. CT Scan, EKG, bloodwork and 3 stitches. Needless to say, yesterday was a scary day!